How Preventing Invasive Weeds Helps Our Pocket and the Planet

Apart from looking ugly when they get away into bushland areas, invasive weeds have a huge impact on biodiversity. The greenlife industry is more aware than most industries that the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and our future medicines come from the ecosystem services provided by plants and animals,

Plant Breeders to the Rescue

The first record of an Australian plant was made by Spanish explorers in the Torres Strait in 1606. More famously, and more than a century later, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander collected 132 specimens of Australian plants at Botany Bay and added many others as the Endeavour sailed along the Australian coast. Subsequently, Banks advised on